Whether manual or automatic, every Jaguar is equipped with a transmission system. The transmission system is essentially a gearbox within your vehicle. An automatic transmission is designed to allow drivers to swiftly change gears while accelerating without having to change the gears manually with a clutch pedal.

When working properly the transmission should smoothly shift through all gears at the appropriate time depending on the speed of the vehicle. The driver will often not feel the vehicle changing gears up or down when the speed fluctuates.

Over time, Jaguars may experience transmission issues that require an expert inspection. Below you will learn more about the transmission system and what to do if you find your automatic transmission jerks while you are driving your Jaguar.

Warning signs of a failing automatic transmission.

As with any part of your Jaguar, there will be many symptoms exhibited by your vehicle when something begins to fail. It is up to you, however, to ensure you know the warning signs so you are able to keep your vehicle in top shape.

Why is my automatic transmission failing?

Similar to your Jaguar’s oil filter, the transmission filter is designed to filter out particles such as dirt and debris to keep your transmission fluid clean. The transmission filter is located in front of the transmission pump and is imperative in keeping your transmission running smoothly. Foreign particles that get into your transmission fluid cause an off pressure within the transmission leading to a damaged system.

The shift solenoid acts as a translator of your Jaguar’s computer instructions to shift gears. It converts them directly into hydraulic pressure needed to power your transmission. If the solenoid fails, your transmission malfunction.


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